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Eagle Scout project benefits Lakeview Cemetery

Ben DeMoras, a Life Scout from Troop 44 and a Junior at Penn Yan Academy, finished his Eagle Scout Project to improve the signage in Lakeview Cemetery April 1.

DeMoras installed two 2′ x 3′ signs each with a map, history of the cemetery, and cemetery rules.

DeMoras says he came up with the idea for the project about a year ago after his grandmother, Faith Benedict, went on one of the cemetery tours offered by the Historical Society.

“She knew I wanted to help the village with a signage project, and thought the cemetery could benefit from signs explaining its facinating history,” he explains.

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